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37th, 38th, 39th and 40th Know India Programme (KIP) from – Dec 2016 to Jan 2017

  1. The Government of India will be conducting the following ‘Know India Programme’s (KIP) spanning a period of 25 days to familiarize Indian diaspora youth with India’s culture, heritage and also with contemporary India:



Partner state

37th KIP

17 Dec 2016 to 10 Jan 2017

Uttar Pradesh

38th KIP

17 Dec 2016 to 10 Jan 2017


39th KIP

27 Dec 2016 to 20 Jan 2017


40th KIP

27 Dec 2016 to 20 Jan 2017

West Bengal

  1. KIP is a short orientation programme for Malaysian youth of Indian origin for promoting awareness on different facets of life in India as well as to see the progress made in various sectors such as Economic, Industrial, Education, Science & Technology, Communication & Information Technology and Culture. It is also a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with contemporary India.
  2. The KIP is open to Malaysian youths of Indian origin in the age group 18-30 years, as on 1st November, 2016. Non-Resident Indian citizens (NRIs) are not eligible to apply for this programme.
  3. The content of the programme broadly includes the following:
    1. Presentations on India, its political process as well as developments in various sectors.
    2. Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University / College / Institute.
    3. Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries / factories.
    4. Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life.
    5. Exposure to Indian media.
    6. Interaction with NGOs and organisations dealing with women affairs.
    7. Visit to places of historical importance / monuments.
    8. Taking part in cultural programmes.
    9. Call on high dignitaries, including President of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, and other dignitaries.
  4. Applicants for this programme should either be a Graduate or pursuing Graduation and should be well versed in English language (they should have studied English as a subject at the High School level or should have English as a medium of instruction for undergraduate degree course).  They should not have participated in any previous KIP or Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) or Study India Programme (SIP) or any other programme organized and paid for by the Government of India. Those who have not visited India before would be given preference.  The applicant should submit proof of Indian Origin such as their PIO/OCI card, or their parents/grandparents.
  5. The candidate must have taken a mandatory travel and overseas medical insurance for the duration of the visit in India. They should also pay 10% of the air ticket cost to the Indian High Commission, and give a signed written undertaking that he/she will reimburse to the Indian High Commission the amount spent on airfare by the Government of India, if he/she does not complete the KIP. Only then will they be provided the visa and air ticket.
  6. The selected candidates will be provided following hospitality/facilities in India:
    1. Local hospitality i.e. boarding/lodging in State Guest Houses or budget hotels.
    2. Internal travel as per the Programme.
    3. Daily pocket allowance.
    4. Gratis Visa by the Indian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur.
    5. Economy class return air ticket from Malaysia to India.

  7. The KIP application form is available at the following website of the High Commission:
  8. The duly filled-in KIP application form can be submitted by post or by e-mail () at the following address before 26 October 2016 (Wednesday):

High Commission of India,
Education Section (KIP application),


14 October 2016

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